In a sad news 13 years old Malachi Hemphill killed himself with a gunshot on Instagram Live while his friends were watching him. Her mother Shaniqua Stephens said while weeping over the death of his teen son that she heard a big boom noise but wasn’t sure if it was a gunshot or what.
“I just knew that it was something that was wrong,” She ran upstairs hurriedly with her daughter and found him soaked in blood.
“We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood,” Stephens recounted. “My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom turn his phone off!’ As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”
The young 13 years old teen was live on the Instagram handling the gun when it went off. He was quickly taken to the nearby hospital where he took his last breath. He mother is totally devastated by the sudden death of his only son.
As he was on Instagram Live so several of his friends were watching him when the shooting happened. Stephens said they rushed to her house afterwards.
“There were about 40 to 50 kids outside,” she said. “I guess these were the kids that were watching on live that live in the area. I guess when it happened they just ran over here.”
She has been told that someone asked why he didn’t have a clip in the gun and told him to put a clip in the gun. “As he put the clip in the gun, that is when the gun went off,” she said.
However, the question is how Malachi Hemphill got the gun and what made him doing it on Instagram Live? Police have started investigating the case and soon will find the answers.
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